Proceedings of the Conference for Education in the South Volume 5

Proceedings of the Conference for Education in the South Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...should have the benefit of slavery to civilize him. If so, it was our burden, and we carried it. Be that as it may, we brought them here, they did not come of their own accord. They are not going away, and we don't want them to go away. Then what are we going to do about them? As intelligent and Christian character pervades the men and women of our section they will become unanimous in favor of educating the mind and heart of the negro children as well as the mind and the heart of the white children. The Poor But, Oh, my fellow-citizens, the sense of duty is white not necessary to warm the heart to the white children; they are blood of our blood and bone of our bone. They are descended from long lines of patriots through the most genuinely American stock in the American union. They are brave to a fault, they are generous and noble in their instincts, they are moved by a patriotic devotion to their country, and nowhere in all this land can be found a race of people more absolutely devoted to the "faith" than our people in the rural sections. What a people to build a citizenship on! What grander characteristics could be required as the basic foundation of a people to be led forth into mental strength and moral force! How many from them we may hope will come who could grace the Senate like Ben Hill, or the Bench like Logan E. Bleckley, or delight us with their genius like Joel Chandler Harris, all three of whom came from the simple rural walks of life. My fellow-citizens, we must have more schools. Mr sh1s VVe must raise all we can by taxation, a.iid where we gregcfiirse have anything to spare of our own we must deem it a privilege to give it. It is not so much the lack of interest on the part of our country people, more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236985249
  • 9781236985248